Category Archives: Creative Writing

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

Never! But this month is a pretty tough slog. There are things going on that occupy a lot of my attention and there are two activities that I decided to add to this month which makes for a busy time. … Continue reading

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For National Poetry Month, I’m Doing the Tupelo Press 30/30 Challenge Again!

Dear Friends, In celebration of National Poetry Month 2019, I’m going the Tupelo Press 30/30 challenge once again. I had a blast last time, which lead to some of the material in my chapbooks, The Minstrel of Belmont and Leading … Continue reading

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Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Maya has a small set of … Continue reading

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The Life of a Poet

Does anyone ever feel like you’re writing and you’re in a groove and you’re doing so awesome that you’re creating something like or but you’re really coming up with this?

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New Poem Up at By&ByPoetry

This morning a new poem of mine, Mikoshi Dako, went live at By&By Poetry. You can find the poem here. Unlike a lot of poems, I can actually link the source inspiration of the poem. I will warn you this story … Continue reading

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Writing What You Know

I’ve always wondered about the “write what you know; write what you like” rule. By and large, I agree with it. You learn your craft by staying close to home. There’s less to think about, less to worry about, less … Continue reading

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Writers Write, or at least that’s what we say.

In the spirit of showing my daughter that success isn’t measured by winning all the time, this year I’m compiling and posting writing/submission stats.   New material: 67 haiku, 20 poems, 5 flash fictions, and 1 story. I spent most … Continue reading

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